Some people complain about advances in technology as they pine for the good old days of flint and tinder, when we used wear bear-skin and have rotten teeth, I suppose. Me, I’m a fan of antibiotics and central heating. So sue me. I like keyboarding instead of writing with a pen, and on days when my arthritis is acting up, I like my voice activated software, or VOX, if you’re really cool. I even like the recent changes in Facebook. When people bitch about progress or change, I imagine them doing it in the voice of Dolores Umbridge, which is always good for a giggle. “Hem, hem… Progress for progress’ sake must be discouraged.”
And without the progress of moving from manual typewriters to Microsoft Word, I never would have gotten this laugh. It’s even funnier because this is a letter I never sent. It was addressed to my old publisher, when I was trying to find a diplomatic way to bitch about something the editorial staff was doing that irked me to the core. In the end, I decided not to send the letter, but this MS Word correction was so hilarious that I had to take a screenshot.
(I’ve blanked some things out, just to be polite.)
A secondary and more serious point to be made is don’t take Microsoft’s word for grammar. We be serious about that.